Interesting facts about Oregon #4

Saturday, July 14 2012 @ 12:50 PM

Contributed by: LewisR

Portland is known as the City of Roses, supposedly coined in 1889 by attendees at an Episcopal Church convention. During the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, Mayor Harry Lane suggested that the city needed a "festival of roses," which spurred the popularity of the nickname.

Our event logo this year pays homage to Portland's colorful heritage.


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